The water is not draining on my whirlpool top loader washing machine stylemaster no. 4217142 rev. a
Would the pump need replacing or could it be something else? Thanks Linda
A faulty pump would not enable the water to drain but usually, the first component to wear out is the clutch assembly for the brake. When the machine goes into the "spin mode", there is a clutch that "grabs" the drive shaft and tightens to start spinning the tub.
This is a mechanical device that may break after a few years of use.
If the clutch does not get tight against the driveshaft of the transmission, then the tub will not spin fast enough to provide enough spinning force to empty the water from the tub.
If you know of a good "all-purpose" mechanic "friend", maybe they can change the part. Before ordering the part, it is advisable to empty as much of the water from the tub as you can manually. Go to some of the online videos such as "repairclinic.com" or most any appliance repair web site.
(Google Appliance Parts).
Always check the websites guarantees for returning parts.
There are at least 5 or 6 sites to select from, just find the ones that give you the best return policy.
Enter your washing machine model information.
Don't order the parts just yet...you want to watch several of the various web sites videos, so you can quickly get to the source by disassembling the parts you need to gain access to the clutch first. 99% of the time, when you locate the part that is the clutch, you need to get a very close look to verify that it is actually broken. Sometimes it looks okay until you disassemble it as it may only have a crack causing the brake to not engage on to the drive shaft.
Once you verify that is "IS" the part that you need to order, then order it.
There are two methods suggested to change the part.
The easiest is to find the directions to remove the outer front and side panels of the machine so you can have easy access to the drive components. There are some screws holding the outer shell. Before removing the outer shell, unplug the machine and raise the entire lid assembly (the part that SNAPS in place and separates the top and the bottom of the machine.
When taking the parts loose. be sure to take pictures as you go so you have a quick reference as to what each part looked like before you disassembled it.
Make a written check list with respect to the sequence so that you can easily put the parts back in the proper order.
Good Luck and please send me a reply so that I know this helped you!
Jun 13, 2016 |
Whirlpool Washing Machines